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4th member of Fort Wayne family charged in Mafia scam

A Fort Wayne woman and two of her children have been indicted on charges they bilked a couple out of about $1.5 million by sending text messages purportedly from the Mafia threatening to abduct family members or family members of friends.

Photo of Phyllis Bailer who was murdered in 1972.

Police seek information regarding cold case killing from 1972

On Friday, July 7, 1972, Phyllis Bailer, 27, and her three-year-old daughter left Indianapolis to visit her parents in Bluffton. Bailer never made it there. instead her body was found lying in a ditch in Allen County the following day with her unharmed daughter.